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What is the Minimum IELTS Score Required for Canada Immigration?

If you are considering studying abroad or pursuing opportunities in other countries, you might have heard of the standard IELTS exam. But, what is IELTS? What is IELTS? The International English language testing system (IELTS) is the most well-known standardized English proficiency test across the globe. The IELTS is developed by leading language assessment experts… Continue Reading

How Trump’s Immigration Bill Compares to Canada’s Merit-Based Immigration System

Trump has recently announced his support for the RAISE Act, a bill that will radically change the US immigration system.  If this bill passes, skilled workers will be favoured over entire families seeking reintegration. Immigration would limit non-English speakers, halt family sponsorships, and discount less skilled workers. Continue Reading

IRCC Revises CRS Ranking System to Address Tied Scores

Express Entry pool candidates with a tied score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will now be ranked based on the precise time and date that they submitted their profiles. This new method was introduced on June 6, 2017 by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The main factor in determining a candidate’s ranking… Continue Reading

New Express Entry Stream for Tradespersons Launches in Ontario

The Ontario government has announced a new stream to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) called the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. Applicants who are successful will profit from an additional 600 points through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They will also receive an invitation to apply at a following draw from the federal Express… Continue Reading

Surge in International Students Choosing to Study in Canada, Transitioning to Permanent Residence

  According to new figures, there has been a significant increase in the number of international students who are enrolling in Canadian universities for the 2017/2018 academic school year. The increase has been credited to the growing notion that Canada is a stable and welcoming destination to pursue an education in after the various political… Continue Reading

Canadian immigration stream launch could be unexpected answer to Trump

  Before U.S. President Donald Trump took office, Canada’s federal government began work on a new immigration stream program to attract highly skilled labour. The latest news on immigration comes from Trump as he has ordered federal agencies to consider tightening visa regulations for foreign workers; therefore adding more uncertainty to the future of U.S.… Continue Reading


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